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AHM 5086-02 C&O Class F-19 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific Locomotive #491 HO Scale

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AHM 5086-02 C&O Class F-19 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific Locomotive

The Chesapeake and Ohio was among the first railroads to test the 4-6-2 wheel arrangement (around 1902) and had at least one 4-6-2 before the Missouri Pacific from which the wheel arrangement got its name. The C&O originally called the 4-6-2s "Mountains", but the name did not stick. Their official name on the C&O was "Ten Wheeler with Trailer" with “Trailer” referring to the trailing truck.

Built for the C&O by ALCO in 1926, the F-19 class of four C&O Pacifics were the only Pacifics to be delivered new with Elesco feedwater heaters, flying (smokebox-mounted) air pumps, and deck-mounted headlights. They all were equipped with Vanderbuilt tenders which carried the large C&O logo on the coal bunker sides.

These locomotives became the standard power for the George Washington (a night sleeper train) on most of the route between Washington and Newport News to Chicago. The F-19 class was considered to be the perfect manifestation of the Georgian steam locomotive and was generally believed to be the prettiest locomotives the C&O ever owned.

In 1946 and 1947 they were rebuilt into streamlined class L-1 4-6-4 Hudsons (the road numbers remained the same). One, number 490 still survives at the B&O Railroad Museum.

Our AHM 5086-02 C&O Class F-19 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific Locomotive #491 is an accurate and awesome homage to some of the greatest, and last, Pacific locomotives.


  • Magnificent Upgraded C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box & Paperwork.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Anemic stock incandescent headlamp Upgraded w/MRRHQ Custom always-on LED Headlamp.
  • Illuminated Tail Lamp shown NOT INCLUDED.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel main and side rods.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful can motor.
  • Scale 73" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with rear Knuckle Coupler.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:*
    • TCS MC2-KAC Standard DCC Decoder Installed
    • TCS MC2-KAC Standard DCC Decoder w/KA4 Keep Alive Installed.
    • Awesome Cal-Scale 2006 Brass Feedwater System w. Shield, Radiator and Equalizing Tank Painted and Installed.
  • Made in Italy. Production Year 1978.

HO Scale 1:87

Dimensions: Locomotive 7 x 1 3/8 x 2" Tender 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2"

* The Tender on this loco is, basically, impossible to disassemble w/o likely damage. It is also the only location for a speaker making DCC/Sound problematic. If you want DCC/Sound and are OK w/probable minor damage to the Tender please contact me to discuss.

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